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Talking to Your Board About Planned Giving

Your board is an essential part of your organization; they represent you in the larger community. They care about the […]

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What Development Officers Can Learn from Marvel

The Marvel franchise is everywhere, there’s no escaping it. Most obvious are the infinite installments in the feature film series. […]

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How Ethical Wills Can Help Your Donors — and You!

Everyone wants to leave a legacy. A legacy is more — and sometimes completely different — than leaving a tidy inheritance. Legacies are built […]

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Turning Pandemic Givers into Planned Givers

Many nonprofits experienced a flood of new donors during the pandemic. You are probably working hard to find ways to […]

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Will Planned Giving Hurt My Other Campaigns?

It’s a common concern—won’t a planned giving campaign hurt my other fundraising efforts? After all, if someone puts us in their […]

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Fold Planned Giving into Your Capital Campaign

On a memorable episode of the show Schitt’s Creek, two grown adults who have no idea how to cook are stumped […]

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How Your Volunteers Can Change the World and Your Budget

Did you know you work in one of the only industries that can help end polarization in our society? Animal welfare organizations are uniquely positioned to bring […]

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Build a Better Budget, Build a Better Future

  It’s tempting to put money where you will see immediate results. Annual campaigns affect the bottom line here and […]

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A Planned Giving Guide to In-Person Events

Remember talking to donors face-to-face? That time is coming! Who knows? You might even shake some hands again. In-person community events, galas […]

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3 Keys to Finding Planned Givers

This year we worked with a major Midwest food bank to uncover $1.6 million in new planned giving commitments. How did we help them do it? And, more […]

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